posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by greencmp
I see your point but, I do mean in the context of society.
Our current society here in the US? If so, we don't have any kind of anarchism represented in our society.
Humans acting in their own interests and through the combined efforts of each, achieving positive results that could not have come about through
Increasingly hard to do with the authority corporations wield, the subversion of 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments enabled by militarization of police, and
fear of the NDAA.
True capitalism as opposed to mercantilism (what most would call corporatism these days) which may be a good topic for a thread as well.
There's capitalism and then there's free markets, most people suppose they are one in the same. I as well as most Leftists disagree. I feel that
cronyism/corporatism/mercantilism are all inevitable results of capitalism vs free markets that can only truly be achieved if labor is allowed entry
as a marketable item.
I have always regarded authoritarianism as a measure of the threshold at which the state is willing to exert violence to enforce laws. It is
ideologically independent and universally abhorred by free thinkers (I hope).
Define violence. Violence can be physical or can be punitive (fines, arrests, jail time, court fees etc). Punitive can be considered violent because
it has damaging financial results on those who struggle financially. Having to pay fines, bail and court fees can mean a person doesn't eat as well
as they normally would or can't get to work etc.
Bloomberg is a great example of how shallow thinkers allow these overreaches without considering the implications at all.
Totally agree, I think dude has a bit of a Napoleon complex goin on.
Should our government use violence to stop people from drinking soda,
No and no one is trying to... the soda companies wield too much power for that. So in that vein I have to ask is Bloomberg a tiny tyrant concerned
about New Yorkers waistlines? Or is he a sellout to soda corporations that would rather sell two 1 liter bottles at 1.99 each than one 2 liter bottle
As far as smoking and parking go, those things do affect other people so if we're going to insist on the type of society we currently have, some
pretty basic rules do need to apply.